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SPRING 2014 February 9 in Sechelt, February 10 in Gibsons

When I Walk

Canada 2013, 84 min, documentary.
Director: Jason DaSilva
SPECIAL EVENT

Still of Jason DaSilva in  'When I Walk'

Special Event guest will be Cari Green, Associate Producer, to lead discussion/Q&A following the film.

Jason DaSilva’s world changed in December of 2006. While vacationing with his family, he suddenly fell down on the beach and couldn’t get back up. In a matter of months, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As the problem grew worse, Jason turned his camera on himself, and began filming the slow, difficult decline of his body—and the miracles he encountered along the way.

When I Walk is a rousing example of storytelling at its most direct, personal, and affecting. It won the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs and Most Popular Documentary at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Still from 'When I Walk'

MORE ABOUT THIS FILM

Official website.

AXS Map. AXS Map (access map) is a crowd-sourced tool for sharing reviews on the wheelchair accessibility of businesses and places.

 

“The work I do, this [AXS Map] app and the film, is about changing the face of disability. The civil rights movement, the gay and lesbian movement, even the feminist movement all gained traction. But for some reason, the disability movement kind of slowed down. I’m trying to find a way to bring it back.”
— Jason DaSilva (quoted in Time.com feature)

 

Reviews

Filmmaker Chronicles His Battle With Illness . Review by Jeanette Catsoulis in New York Times, October 2013.

 

Poster for 'When I Walk'

 

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